Name: Petrograd

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


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Artist: René Z. Garza

Confronting Bodies: Lewis Savoie and the McAllen International Museum D/B/A The International Museum of Art and Science

Date of Action: July 2004 - Present

Specific Location: IMAS 1900 Nolana Loop McAllen, Texas 78504(Rio Grande Valley) U.S.A

Description of Artwork: Metal Found Object Sculpture Consisting of a world made of gas grade signs and scrap mufflers resting on an oil barrel base.

Description of Incident: The sculpture was selected by curators to be featured in the museums fledgeling Sculpture Garden in an upcoming event honoring the sponsors of the museum. A base was made for it according to the sculptures precise measurements and was installed until Lewis Savoie returned from a trip in Spain and had it removed for being too controversial (i.e. the piece was critical of corporate sponsorship)

Results of Incident: The censorship of the work recieved local press and a lawsuit was filed charging the violation of said artist's Texas Constitutional 1st Amendment Civil Rights


Submitted By: René Z. Garza

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